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The Knagges family is descended from the ancient Anglo-Saxons who inhabited England during the years before the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old Danish and Old Norse "knag," meaning "rugged top of a hill."

Knagges Early Origins



The surname Knagges was first found in Yorkshire, where the Knagges family lived from ancient times. The progenitor of the name was most likely someone who lived near a crag.

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Knagges Spelling Variations


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Knagges Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Knagges are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Knagges include: Knaggs, Knagges, Knag, Knags, Knagg and others.

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Knagges Early History


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Knagges Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knagges research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1442, 1598, 1661, 1724, 1720, 1835, 1838 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Knagges History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knagges Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knagges Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knagges Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knagges In Ireland


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Knagges In Ireland



Some of the Knagges family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Knagges or a variant listed above: William Knaggs, who immigrated to Boston in 1817; Mary Knaggs, who emigrated from Ireland to New York in 1817; Mary Knaggs, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Knagges Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knagges Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 July 2014 at 11:00.

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